I think everyone needs some simple tips to improve your sleep. You are still counting sheep.... 1 sheep, 2sheep, 52 sheep🐑🐑 ...
Healthy sleeping😴 habits can change your quality of life. Sleep affects your physical and mental life. We all know how we feel when don't get enough sleep. 🧟♀Not getting enough sleep over an extended period of time 🕐🕘🕛 can lead to high blood pressure 🤯, heart attacks💔, and obesity.
It is not always easy to get that good quality🧖♀ sleep.
Some nights🌛 you stay awake worrying about the next morning's interview. Some nights you can't get comfortable. And another night you fall asleep fine but....then you get up every 15 minutes worrying that you going to miss your flight.
Here are 5 simple tips to improve your sleep. 😴😴😴
1. BEDTIME RITUAL
You have to practice a routine on your own.➡ Drink a cup of tea ☕ or milk🥛, read a chapter from a book 📖, take a bath🛀, do 15 minutes yoga. A simple bedtime ritual is one of the best simple tips to improve your sleep.
There are some activities must be kept out of bedtime ritual:
•Don't drink alcohol before bed. 🥂🍾🍸It may help you to fall asleep, but you will wake up in the middle of a night.
• Don't exercise 🏃♀🏃♀2 hours before bedtime. Vigorous exercise is best, but even light exercise is better than no activity. Exercise at any time of day, but not at the expense of your sleep. Exercising can make it more difficult to fall asleep.
2. REGULAR SLEEP & WAKE SCHEDULE 🗂
You don't have to wake up exactly at 7:07 🕔 or go to bed at 11:53.🕛 But do try to wake up and go to bed 🛌 at about the same time, 6 days of the week. This will set your internal clock. ⏰
3. STOP WATCHING the CLOCK. ⏱
If you constantly look at the clock you are less likely to fall asleep easy. Why???🤔 You will think "it's 11:02 and I have to up after 58 minutes." It stresses you out.
4. COMFORTABLE SLEEPING ENVIRONMENT
The more comfortable you are physically, the better you sleep. Your bedroom should be free from any light. Check your room for noises or other distractions. This includes a bed partner's sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, earplugs.
Make your bedroom a tech-free zone. 📵 Checking your email📧, watching TV🖥 or looking at Pinterest 📲 will disturb your sleep. Your brain will think it is still daytime.